• Beauty,  Reviews

    STYLondon Siligel Blender Review

    This is another item I received in my Pink Parcel recently. I feel like all I ever do is review Pink Parcel goodies, but that’s because there are so many awesome items included and I get the chance to discover so many great brands I’ve never heard of before. This is a silicon blender and these are one of the hottest beauty trends of recent times. Gone are the days when we would sacrifice two-thirds of a bottle of foundation to the sponge Gods or leave home with slightly beige tinges under our fingernails because we just couldn’t get it all off after application. For those who don’t remember those…

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    Personal,  Writing

    One Decision Can Change Everything

    I saw a meme today that got me thinking. It said, “You’re always a decision away from a totally different life.” It struck a chord because I believe it’s true. This week it was my birthday. I turned 37. While my day was mostly positive there was a dark cloud over it because of the chronic pain I’ve been suffering. First I lay in bed, trying to make the most of my luxurious extra hour under the duvet but since I had twinges of pain, I couldn’t fall back asleep. So, I lay there listening to the radio. I like the Christian O’Connell show, so it was nice to hear…

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    Books,  Lifestyle,  Writing

    Leger's Journey by Lacey Dearie

    Tueday 25th July 2017 was launch day for the latest in my feline detective series, The Leger Cat Sleuth Mysteries. This is book number 25 in the series (yes, I’m exhausted) and it’s the first addition to the collection since November last year. I’ve now come to the conclusion that there’s no such thing as “writer’s block.” It’s just an excuse for not getting my work done. So, I’ve gotten over the distractions and dedicated a little bit of time each day to writing. I ditched everything I had already worked on, since it wasn’t progressing and focused on a new direction. This story sees Leger, Ginger and Amber set…

  • Fashion,  Reviews

    Hairon Zero Crease Hair Ties

    I’ve been meaning to write about these for a while and never got round to it but today is the day! In a recent Pink Parcel I received a box of Hairon Zero Crease Hair Ties. They are plastic spirals formed into a loop and the concept is that because of their shape, when you use these to bind your hair into a ponytail, they won’t leave that tell-tale crease at the end of the day. In the box I received there were three ties and all were pink. This was fine because I love pink things but they also come in a variety of colours like yellow, red, blue,…

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    Interviews,  Personal

    On The Bed With Lacey – An Interview With My Husband!

    Due to a family bereavement, a to-do list bottleneck, an e-book launch and an audio book that’s been sitting for far too long, I have decided to do a Throwback Week on RockPaperSpirit. I first started blogging in 2005 and I’ve moved from one platform to another as the years passed, each time leaving behind a wealth of material that should never have been cast aside. So, this week I want to re-publish some old material from previous sites, which gives me a little breathing space and hopefully is entertaining for readers, old and new alike. Today’s blog is from September 2012 when I interviewed my husband, Alex. Read on…